Scorchers come in way of lighting Stars!
Melbourne Stars will win the match!
Melbourne Stars are way ahead of all the other teams in this season`s BBL and are almost qualified for the play-offs with 4 more matches to go. Melbourne Stars have steamrolled every opposition on their way and have a huge lead in the points table. Perth Scorchers' impressive run of three consecutive wins came to halt against Melbourne Stars the last match. Perth Scorchers are caught up in the mid-table battle and will look to win every match to stay ahead of the other teams from now on. Perth Scorchers will be carrying the scars of their morale crushing defeat in the last match.
Melbourne Stars have been hugely unchallenged this season so far. Marcus Stoinis has been away ahead of all the other batsmen in the season with 517 runs at a strike rate of 134 with 4 fifties and century so far. Glenn Maxwell has been scoring runs at a rapid pace and is among the top 5 run-scorers.
Hilton Cartwright and Nick Larkin have come up with vital cameos with very little chances they get. Sandeep Lamichhame and Jackson Coleman shared 5 wickets between them and helped to bowl out the opposition for 86 runs. Glenn Maxwell, Haris Rauf, and Nathan Coulter Nile chipped in wicket each to further strangulate the opposition.
Glenn Maxwell – Maxwell has scored 316 runs at a strike rate of mind-boggling 170+ this season with 3 fifties to his name. Maxwell has also contributed with the ball taking 5 wickets.
Haris Rauf – Haris Rauf is having a dream season 16 wickets at an economy rate of 6.9 RPO. He will be looking to continue his purple patch and get more wickets to further improve his wickets tally.
Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright, Ben Dunk, Glenn Maxwell (c), Seb Gotch (wk), Nick Larkin, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Daniel Worrall, Jackson Coleman, Haris Rauf, Sandeep Lamichhane
Hilton Cartwright, Lance Morris, Sebastian Gotch, Nic Maddinson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Clint Hinchliffe, N Larkin, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, D Worrall, Sandeep Lamichhane
Perth Scorchers suffered a roadblock after morale crushing loss against Stars. Mitchell Marsh and Josh Inglis are the batsmen in form for their team and have scored over 300 ruins so far. Cameron Bancroft and Liam Livingstone have contributed with vital runs in the middle order with crucial cameos.
Their pace duo of Chris Jordan and Jhye Richardson has been taking wickets regularly and has 10+ scalps this season. Fawad Ahmed has been the lone spinner in the team in the playing XI. Joel Paris and Mitchell Marsh have to chip in with more wickets to help their bowling unit.
Josh Inglis – Josh Inglis was the lone batsmen to cross 11 runs in the previous match. He scored 37 runs off 19 balls despite other players crumbling like nine pins. He has 312 runs at a strike rate of 160. Jhye Richardson – Jhye Richardson has 13 wickets at an economy of 7.3 RPO. He is peaking at the right moment and has found his swing and rhythm off late. We can expect him to bamboozle batsmen with the new ball.
Josh Inglis (wk), Liam Livingstone, Cameron Bancroft, Mitchell Marsh (c), Cameron Green, Tim David, Jaron Morgan, Chris Jordan, Jhye Richardson, Joel Paris, Fawad Ahmed
Matthew Kelly, Timothy David, Cameron Green, Jhye Richardson, Fawad Ahmed, Liam Livingstone, Chris Jordan, Josh Inglis, Kurtis Patterson, Mitchell Marsh, CT Bancroft
The weather looks bright and sunny and we can expect a full match between these two teams with no interruptions.
Melbourne is a good placid batting track where batsmen will find it easier to score. But the bigger boundaries may help the fielding unit. We expect average scores of 170-180 runs in this match.
Teams have chosen to chase the target in all the previous matches at this venue and we expect the captains to continue the trend.
Melbourne Stars are on rage with 7 consecutive wins and will be looking to continue their dominance in this match too. Perth Scorchers batsmen will need to put a better show with the bat and they lack quality spinner to aid Fawad in the middle due to Agar`s absence.
Melbourne Stars' home record and psychological edge over Perth Scorchers pips us to choose them as the expected winners of this match.
Melbourne Stars will win the match!